Friday, November 23, 2012

I Challenged Myself to a 5 Minute Tag

And this is what I came up with....
I used Gelatos on a Manila Tag then spritzed with water and guided the color with a brush. You have to be quick to keep them from running all together too dry it with a heat tool.

Then I added Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and waited a moment...then hit it with the heat tool.
I know, I know...patience is a virtue that I do not posess...
I used Vintage Photo Distress over the whole tag and edged with a black Sharpie.

Here you can see the Crackle Paint better.
I used the Classics #1 Stamper's Anonymous stamp collection, masking off the pear to add the bottom stamp.
Then my favorite from Tim's Mixed Media collection, the chickenwire, was rolled on in various spots of the tag using Jet Black Archival Ink.

My new favorite is a smooth brown chipboard for the background and a glittered gold ribbon.
Depending on the angle...the tag is darker and lighter as you look through the Crackle Paint.
But, basically, a very quick and easy tag....write on the back and it's a card of a different sort!!!
Products Used:
Faber-Castell - Gelatos-Blue, Turqouise, Red, Yellow and Black
Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous - Mixed Media and Classicxs #1
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy
Ranger - Manila tag #8, Jet Black Archival Ink,
Sharpie - Black Chisel Tip Marker


  1. WOW!! 5 minutes?? You are a superstar! I love your tag!

  2. fabulous! it would take me 5 minutes just to find my glasses lol!

  3. What a lovely tag, love the colours!! Super speedy work...

  4. Nice!!! 5 minutes is beyond me, lol!!

  5. Awesome tag. I love the 5 minute challenge.

  6. Beautiful tag, Linda! Love my gelatos!

  7. 5 minutes!!!! 5 minutes!!! WOW!!! This is fabulous...would take me an hour, and still wouldn't look so gorgeous! Amazing!

  8. Love this one! Five minutes, huh? Wow.

  9. Very cool tag, Linda. Really cool that you could do it in five minutes! That's really kind of a cool challenge! Love your background and then all of the stamping. <3 Candy

  10. Well......we already knew you were a superstar, but let's face it, if that's what you can accomplish in five minutes, than you are a magical mixed media marvel!! Beautiful tag Linda, thank you for sharing it with us and as always, thank you for the inspiration I always find on your blog. Happy Holidays!!

  11. Wow you are fast...I posted about embellishing a premade tag in 30 min. and that was hard for me!! By the way, your tag is amazing!!! xo Evie

  12. Love this tag. I like the lighter colour in the middle of the tag.


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